Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Crack of the Gun is the Same in Every Language

The crack of the gun is the same in every language. The feeling of a damp uniform against your skin as you peel off your sweats is the same sensation regardless of the colors you’re wearing. The beads of sweat … Continue reading


Filed under running

Running Invades Facebook: You Just Crushed a 5.6 mi Run

“Randy just crushed a 5.6 mi run using Nike Plus.” If social media is taking over the world, then those workout updates are the Starbucks of this new world. Every time I pull up Facebook or Twitter I feel lazy … Continue reading


Filed under art, comics, running

The Olympic Torch: Lighting the fire under runners’ butts world-wide to get after their own goals

The 2012 Olympics have officially begun. The upcoming days will be filled with stories of inspiration, triumph, heart-breaking loss, sheer madness, when a hundredth of a tick on the stopwatch is all that matters. Then of course everything else in … Continue reading


Filed under goals, motivation, running

The Neighborhood Runner: A freak, a weirdo, an anomaly…the extra in everyone else’s movie

To say I ran the scenic route of the neighborhood would be an understatement; warm-up, tempo and cool-down all run on a mile loop. Okay, it was a tad over one mile but by the end of it I think … Continue reading


Filed under running

5 Running Flash-Factoids Part II: Spare your eye muscles and save your energy working your legs

Runners should save their energy for putting those legs to good use, not straining eye ball muscles. If you liked last week’s 5 Flash-Factoids post then I hope you enjoy round two just as much! * Remember Your Weaknesses: We … Continue reading


Filed under injuries, running, tips

Love Your Running Competition and Thrive in Their Presence

When a runner steps to the line they are never alone. The racers next to you all have goals of their own; some of the goals may be the same as your own…you both will be fighting for that same … Continue reading


Filed under facing fears, friends, goals, motivation, race tips, races, running, tips

It’s a Public Service Announcement

For a richer, fuller life…RUN. I happened upon this old school public service announcement: Source While I do love to read, I think I love running more. You should too. ———– Just sent out some more ‘Get Chicking’ shirts! Be … Continue reading


Filed under art, motivation, running

The Running Detective: Figuring out what works for you can feel like solving a mystery

Sometimes running forces you into the role of Sherlock Holmes. You may feel like you’ve been plunked down into any number of these must-read, classic runner tales of sleuth… Harrier Holmes and the Mismatched Taper When Watson’s GI Distress Wrecked … Continue reading


Filed under motivation, running, tips, training

Runners Going Gluten Free: Could making the switch work for you?

Running on a gluten free diet may seem like more work than structuring your training regime. Though there are no shortage of runners ditching the gluten and raving that they are far better for it. Admittedly some were ‘forced’ into … Continue reading


Filed under interviews, nutrition, running, tips, writing

Running in the ‘Wrong’ Kind of Tired: Diagnosing and solving a constant state of fatigue

“There is no tired in distance running,” Alberto Salazar said this. The completely OCD runner in me loves this quote because it succinctly sums things up pretty well, namely that being tired is more just a given, it comes with … Continue reading


Filed under running, tips, Uncategorized